Your Divorce at Work: To Share or Not to Share?

The main reason to notify your employer about your divorce is to let them know how it might affect you personally and thus affect your work.

DON’T QUIT YOUR JOB. Call a lawyer first. Find out why.

Quitting your job is just giving up and doing your employer a favor, and most of the time when you quit you’ll also be ineligible to even collect unemployment benefits, never mind being able to take your employer to court, which is near impossible once you’ve voluntarily resigned.

Can I be fired for something I didn’t do?

Only if the real reason is based on the illegal factors embodied in the federal or state discrimination laws, then you got some leverage to hold your employer accountable.

It’s all about the complaint…

If you are dealing with harassment in the workplace, very important that you complain to your employer. Give them a chance to investigate your allegations of gender discrimination, or harassment based on your race, color, pregnancy, national origin – it doesn’t matter. The point is, that you have to give the employer, the company, the opportunity to fix it.

Can I be fired for stealing despite being innocent?

Being fired for stealing whether you are guilty or not, doesn’t matter because your employer can fire you for any reason. Your employer can fire you for crazy reasons, just not illegal ones.

What comprises Wrongful Termination?

If you feel you are being wrongfully terminated or you are wrongfully discharged, or dismissed, people use that term “wrongful termination” all the time. The thing is, it’s not really a thing. It’s not a claim. It’s not a cause of action – it’s more of a term of art that comprises several different notions of illegal or unjust firings from your job.